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Re: should "use byte" be "use bytes"?

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Ed Mooring
February 9, 2000 22:25
Re: should "use byte" be "use bytes"?
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Dan Sugalski writes:
>When the RFCs first started coming out, bytes weren't always 8 bits, 
>though, hence octet. Not that perl runs on any TOPS-20 machines 
>(does it?), but byte has historically ranged between 6 and 9 bits 
>depending on the machine you were on.

I have actually used perl4 on a TOPS-20 machine. XKL Systems ported it to
their PDP-10 clone. I don't know if they ever tried to get perl 5 running.

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